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How Eve plans to get its urban air mobility vehicle flying by 2026

The Embraer spin-off has attracted some heavyweight partners since the start of its solo flight in 2020. The key to bringing in investors is Eve's capacity to actually produce such a machine on a commercial scale

Eve urban air mobility flying 2026
Embraer’s Eve is well positioned to get through a significant challenge in the business: achieving production certification. Photo: Courtesy of Eve

Eve, the first spin-off startup of Brazilian planemaker Embraer to go public, has set a 2026 deadline to put its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle on the market. In an interview with The Brazilian Report, Eve’s co-CEO André Stein explained why this is likely to succeed and what puts the Brazilian firm on the vanguard of a yet-to-be-built but potentially billion-dollar market.

eVTOL aircraft use electricity to hover, take off, and land vertically — technology that was nonexistent not so many years ago, and has only been made possible by advances in electric propulsion. The idea is that...

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